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FRIENDS, FOOD AND FREEDOM IN MY MOTORHOME

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 One of the great things about my travels around Great Britain is that I am able to reconnect with family as well as friends that I have known for many years and meet up with new ones that I have got to know on social media, especially through both lockdowns. In August I spent time in Kent and Sussex where I caught up with my daughter @samsiekate  and her little dog   @frank.choccyhorror  who spent time with me in the motorhome. I do miss her when I am on the road but she gets that it is something that I have always wanted to do and that I am so happy with my Nomadic life. We had a great time staying at a site in Worthing, then driving the motorhome down to the beach at Goring early every morning and setting up for the day. Her godmother Nicola ncmedialtd  , drove down from London one day to join us and we were able to have a delicious lunch and swim, with much laughter, just yards from the beach and gorgeous views.  One of the disadvantages of my motorhome life is that I do miss frien

I REFUSE TO BE JUST ANOTHER AGEIST STEREOTYPE

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 Over the last few weeks I have been reflecting on what I am doing and why I am doing it, especially as it is just over two years since I handed over the keys of my flat in Tunbridge Wells and set off in my motorhome with my few worldly possessions that I had selected to take with me on my journey.  I remember being filled with a mixture of fear and excitement. Everyone was saying how brave I was and I remember thinking that it did not feel brave, it just felt like the most natural thing in the world for me to do. It was something I had dreamt about for many years and here I was actually taking charge of my life and going with the flow. My plan was to have no plan but to show that it was possible to live with very few possessions and to age well and live a positive life on the road as I aged disgracefully. I remember feeling very strongly that I wanted to challenge ageism and ageist stereotypes of what society seemed to think retired pensioners did with their lives. I was not going to

WHY YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO HAVE THOSE ADVENTURES

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I ended my last blog by saying that I was glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone while I was able to physically do so. It was with that in mind that I agreed to go wild river swimming with the farm owners's daughter, Rose.  She took me to an area of the River Stour she knew well. She had spent many summers growing up swimming in that part of the river and jumping in from a bridge that spanned it. We had such an exhilarating time jumping in from the bridge (having checked and checked again, that it was safe to do so, no strong currents, no debris and it was very deep.) I have to admit to feeling very nervous but I wanted to push myself to overcome my fear and to say yes more and I am so glad that I did. It took me back to my childhood days when we would go to Wales on holiday and swim in the local rivers, even when they were freezing cold. We had hours of fun building dams across those rivers. Now Rose had encouraged me to feel free and to enjoy the moment and I am so thankful

DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE RETIREMENT REBELLION?

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 This week I featured in the Sunday Telegraph Newspaper in an article about the retirement rebellion and it has generated a lot of interest in what I am doing. Which is travelling around Great Britain in a motorhome championing positive ageing and challenging ageist stereotypes. I have also got several invitations to speak about my experiences and my positive ageing campaign. This is good news for me because when I started my adventures just under two years ago I was not totally sure how I would get my message across; that it is good to age and we should be doing it positively, retirement should not mean that we are put out to grass. For me retirement is a chance to become the person that I always knew I was. I have the freedom to do what I want when I want, to be kind to others and to try to inspire others to live life to the fullest no matter how long they have on this earth. I want people to listen to that voice urging them to have an adventure, no matter how big or small, we only h